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The ragged, fly-by-night documentary Muddy Track (1987) follows Neil Young and Crazy Horse through their turbulent 1987 European tour. Young directed the film under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey, and shot much of it himself as well, using a videocamera he named “Otto” early in the tour. Though Muddy Track never received a proper release, the film has been available through fan trading …

Reviews Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 5.06.37 PM
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Neil Young has always been an artist unafraid of reinvention and risk-taking. He once changed his sound so much that in 1988, when he released This Note’s for You, his record company sued him for “not sounding like Neil Young”. With this history in mind, it’s not that farfetched that he wrote a record that attempted to tell a story, with each song like a …

Reviews Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 1.05.13 AM
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Arthur Conan Doyle’s singular creation, Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first “private consulting detective,” has enjoyed unprecedented pop-culture success across not one, not two, but three centuries. Holmes made the jump from the printed page to the theater stage early on in his pop-culture career. Soon thereafter, he debuted on film – most …

Reviews Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 12.50.40 AM
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Love it or hate it, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is doing something unprecedented in the history of film: making an inter-connected series of films with stand-alone and team films that all build on each other making each subsequent film in the series a sequel or spin-off from the last one, using information from all prior films and giving ….

Reviews Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 12.33.02 AM
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In the jungles of South America, families are being chased off their land by dangerous henchmen working for large companies. João (Chico Diaz), a farmer living with his beautiful daughter Vania (Alice Braga), has been fighting off these corporate vultures for some time, but fears he can’t fight them forever. Just as a group of three gunmen begin to …

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It’s an infamous event that was such a milestone in the study of human behavior that it is taught in every psychology class. In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo built a mock prison in the basement of Stanford University and randomly assigned twenty-four male students the roles of guards and prisoners. Zimbardo’s goal was to study how the institution effects …

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The Look of Silence is director Joshua Oppenheimer’s second documentary film that takes on the heavy subject matter of the 1956-1966 Indonesian anti-communist genocide. As Oppenheimer has said the films can be viewed in any order, they accompany each other rather than act as a starting point and follow up. There’s no excuse to dive straight in with …

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